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Rakhigarhi 

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  • February 27, 2020
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Rakhigarhi 

Part of: GS Prelims – Art & Culture and GS-I- Ancient History

In news:

  • Finance Minister had announced in Budget speech to fund five on-site museums, including the under-construction museum initiated by the Haryana government at Rakhigarhi
  • Rakhigarhi is a 5,000-year-old and biggest Indus Valley Civilization site located in Haryana
  • The site is located in the Sarasvati river plain, some 27 km from the seasonal Ghaggar river
  • In May 2012, the Global Heritage Fund, declared Rakhigarhi one of the 10 most endangered heritage sites in Asia.
  • Other four sites mentioned in Budget speech are Hastinapur in Uttar Pradesh, Shivsagar in Assam, Dholavira in Gujarat and Adichanallur in Tamil Nadu.

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